|Michelle the Editor|
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Author has written 15 stories for Power Rangers, Doctor Who, StarTrek: The Original Series, H2O: Just Add Water, A-Team, and Muppet Show.
I'm Michelle. I am here because I cannot stop writing, and this site provides practice, unbiased peer review, and my self-imposed deadlines. I am a Reformed Presbyterian (I mention denomination because it clarifies what I actually believe in a way "Christian" does not), on Eastern Standard Time, and female, as my name implies.
I adore good writing and good criticism. If I write or review badly, please tell me as specifically as possible, so I can fix it, make it up to you, or explain why I disagree. I'd also appreciate it if you wouldn't swear: it's distracting.
Backup Database:(Also for fics with major upcoming revisions and ones still in development)
Power Rangers rp (Also I have a sub-RP in the works here, Lone Star)
By Order of the The Official Time Lord Registry,
Let it be known that on the date December Second, in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Eleven,
Michelle the Editor gazed upon the Untempered Schism and saw time in all its infinite possibilities and eternity and fled.
Her chosen name is the Badger, for the creature's solitary nature, coolness, dislike of the open outdoors, and ferocity when provoked.
So it was chosen and so it shall be,
The order is stamped with the Seal of the Time Lords.
To remind me I'm just a fanfic writer, The Worst Lines I Have Ever Written
“Good, good, demon (It's a unicorn). Your bonded girl has seen your love for her.” He dropped the scythe, and put both hands on the hilt of his sword, very slowly raising it over his head. “BEFORE SHE DIED!” He roared, and swept the blade down in a lethal arc.
These next three are all from a medieval fantasy novella.
If a twig snapped loudly or too many leaves crunched at once the offender would get rapped on the head with a small stick the size of a pencil.
Her already-flaming eyes whooshed like a fire tasting a splash of gasoline...
The glare Nona gave him burned as hot as lasers, but he didn’t flinch.
Compare to the times I tried to fit the setting:
“Stop it, you are a dragon for crying out loud, not a swamp-quiver! Crying over fallen trees never grew one back, and these two are just as fixable, so drop it!”
“Don’t just stand there an’ swing yer sword! Ye’re supposed to be fighting, not dancing, ye tardy-gaited fleas!”
And, on a review for this very site:
The pacing was very well-paced...
Power Rangers: Lost Ninjas--Thursdays
Mako's Grandchildren--As each chapter is finished
Toppled Hourglass (revised version)--As each chapter is finished
Shift in Time by Pixiescale1185--Beta'ing
Power Rangers: Zenith Strike by Princess Kindle Rose--Collaborating
I will not be accepting any more beta/cowriting requests until at least some of these projects have ended.
Fics to be Revised
Legion of Monsters (Major)
Stellar Corps (Minor)
Mesozoic Giants (Major)
We should not write so that it is possible for the reader to understand us, but so that it is impossible for him to misunderstand us.--Quintilian
Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass.--Anton Chekhov
Never be a diva, occasionally be a donkey.--N.D. Wilson
ANY character – whether original or canon – portrayed with no depth of character and believability will slowly deteriorate.
And that, is what makes a Mary Sue.--Elihu, The Mary Sue Test
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.--Winston Churchill
THE DEFINING TRAIT OF A MARY SUE IS HOW THE STORY, CHARACTERS AND AUTHOR RELATE TO THEM.
It’s not about all the things that make them so great. It’s not even who they are as characters. It’s about their place in the story. If you think about it, the success (or failure) every single literary device in any story can be traced back to how it was used, not what the device was. You can use an abominable cliche correctly. You can convincingly deliver an unorthodox message. You can make a believable character with thoroughly unbelievable traits... IF YOU EXECUTE THEM PROPERLY. In essence, a Mary Sue is nothing more than a poorly-executed character.--dualtriene,
“One word, Ma’am,” [Puddleglum] said, coming back from the fire; limping, because of the pain. “One word. All you’ve been saying is quite right, I shouldn’t wonder. I’m a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won’t deny any of what you said. But there’s one thing more to be said, even so. Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things-–trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that’s a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We’re just babies making up a game, if you’re right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That’s why I’m going to stand by the play-world. I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia. So, thanking you kindly for our supper, if these two gentlemen and the young lady are ready, we’re leaving your court at once and setting out in the dark to spend our lives looking for Overland. Not that our lives will be very long, I should think; but that’s a small loss if the world’s as dull a place as you say.”--Puddleglum, the Silver Chair
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